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A central avenue

Best street in Catania with many shops restaurants many people walking,quite safe place !its a nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
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Long shopping street

Via Etna runs for about 2 kilometres and is the main shopping street of the city. Lots of chain... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Via Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews main shopping street long street piazza duomo nice street straight road dept store lots of shops bellini gardens gelateria the heart of the city granita fish market mt etna stroll shoppers pharmacies vein
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best street in Catania with many shops restaurants many people walking,quite safe place !its a nice place !

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Via Etna runs for about 2 kilometres and is the main shopping street of the city. Lots of chain stores , restaurants and cafes to keep you occupied.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Similar to many main streets as you find in any city or town everywere, but here it is much less attractive, Still if you have nothing to do you can take a walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rami A
Reviewed 8 October 2018

main street in catania, apart of starting at piazza duomo and crossing univiersity square and a church whose name i do not remember, i did not find more special attractive here

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank atontao
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Definitely there are many low and mid-priced shops along this street with a wide variety of goods. . However, there are also many closed storefronts. Some buildings look to be in decay. Others are nicely fixed up. Many people milling about. In pockets there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Ziedas
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A nice street with a lot of shops and ice cafes. A few of the shops are worth to enter but it was not really an exciting experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Frank L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A rather evocative name but really its the Regent/Oxford street of Catania with lots of retail therapy options - although it does have the Piazza for the University and joins the Fonataine dell Ellefante.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank len_green50
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Explore this beautiful street full of people and dynamism. our hotel was also on that street which is central and well located. from this street, you can go to several squares and small streets. Also lots of shopping and restaurants in it. a must see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank philipppn
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The main shopping street but significantly improved over most by the view of Etna at the end of it. As well as shops there are also some beautiful Sicilian baroque buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This street from Piazza del Duomo up to the foothills below Etna. It's said that on a clear day you can see Mt. Etna rising majestically from the foothills. We had to be satisfied with glimpses when the showers cleared. We criss-crossed the street by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Dan L
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Response from Ziedas | Reviewed this property |
Look for the large blue “P” signs which indicate a garage or a parking lot. Most are located off of side streets. I would suggest you use google maps to find one, which is what we did. We went off Corso Italia to locate... More
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Response from meirgeva1 | Reviewed this property |
Alessandro is right